[Ecls-list] merge with gcl
worm at arrakis.es
Sat Nov 29 17:21:07 UTC 2003
Remitente: "Julian St." <der_julian at web.de>
Fecha: Sabado, Noviembre 29, 2003 4:17 pm
Asunto: Re: [Ecls-list] merge with gcl
> I think Juan would not refuse any help. ;) But in my opinion ECL
> aims to
> be truly embeddable, I do not know if that conflicts with GCL aims,
That would never be a problem. The embeddability stuff is just a
feature (and one which I love). But ECL also works as a fully
functional Common-Lisp implementation, which proves that both aims are
not contradictory. What becomes difficult to maintain, though, is
GCL's unexec() feature.
> besides that the code bases were separated about 10 years ago
> (correct me!).
The dates are not sure to me. There was some feedback from GCL
regarding things like garbage collection, but yes, even though I can
read the GCL source tree easily, the way of coding in both systems is
rather different. ECL uses more the C calling convention.
To those who read these messages, please forgive the sad look of them.
It is late and we are too close to Xmas.
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